Knipex’s concrete mesh cutter may look like a bolt cutter at first glance, but take a closer look. The jaws open on the side of the very flat head, giving you better access to cut small-diameter rebar and concrete mesh in place.
Knipex makes the joints and blades from forged steel, oil-hardens and tempers the blades, and then induction-hardens the blade’s cutting edges to 62 HRC so the jaws can cut material up to 48 HRC. You can replace the cutter head because Knipex bolts it to the handles. They construct the handles from powder-coated steel tubing and slightly angle ’em to reduce fatigue. Two-color non-slip grips cap the end of the handles.
If you need these cutters, you’re going to spend $180.